REACHOUT is a partnership involving eight organisations. You can find out more about them, including links to their websites, below. Further details on the people working on REACHOUT can be found on the Our Team page.
The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine was the first institution in the world dedicated to the fight against tropical diseases. It works in more than sixty countries using innovation and research to improve the health of the world's poorest people.
The Eijkman Institute of Molecular Biology in Indonesia is a renowned institute for advanced scientific research and particular expertise in dengue and DNA research. The institute regularly partners with other organisations to promote scientific rigour in combating tropical diseases.
The Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen, or Royal Tropical Institute, in the Netherlands is an independent centre of knowledge and expertise working for international and intercultural cooperation. It contributes to sustainable development, poverty alleviation and cultural preservation and exchange; and works at the interfaces between theory and practice, and policy and implementation.
The James P Grant School of Public Health at BRAC University in Bangladesh was established in 2004 and named after a former executive director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). It is an international education and research institution that connects with practice under the guiding vision ‘knowledge and know-how for health equity’.
LVCT Health is a local indigenous Kenyan NGO working across Kenya in the areas of HIV testing and counseling, HIV prevention and care and health interventions with a focus on vulnerable and at risk populations. LVCT Health provides technical support to governments of Kenya and Africa, civil society and private sector partners in strengthening responses to HIV. LVCT Health uses research to inform policy and programmes; our widely published research has influenced HIV policy reforms in Kenya and beyond.
University Eduardo Mondlane is the oldest university in Mozambique. It has particular expertise in health and social policy. The university has close links with Mozambique’s Ministry of Health and the Dean of the university, Dr Mohsin Sidat, sits on Mozambique’s Human Resources for Health Observatory.
Research for Equity and Community Health (REACH) Trust is a multi-disciplinary non-governmental organisation in Malawi. REACH Trust has grown out of a long-established research collaboration between the Malawian National Tuberculosis Control Programme, the Department of Sociology, University of Malawi, and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Its current research activities include health services research on HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis. REACH Trust has particular experience in gender analysis, equity in health and access to health services, and using research to achieve positive results at community level.
HHA-YAM is a non-profit organization performs community based public health and research activities in 5 Zones (Sidama, Gurage, Siltie, Hadiya and Hawassa City administration) of Southern Ethiopia comprising about 7.5 million population, 64 districts and 1532 Kebeles (the smallest administrative units). Health Extension Workers (HEWs) are the main cadres of community health workers in these communities. They are actively engaged in community based awareness creation, identifying presumptive TB cases, collecting samples and preparing smears, providing treatment and continued support during treatment and to households. In maternal health services, they work on awareness creation, supporting pregnant mothers throughout pregnancy and encourage them to deliver in health institutions and continue post natal care in the rural communities.
This project is funded by the European Union.